"The is the definitive critique of John Piper's Christian Hedonism and the new theology of Sam Allberry. A direct biblical approach... the best I've seen on the subject."- Dr. ES Williams, Author of The New Calvinists: Changing the Gospel
Martin Luther once said, "There is great danger in speaking of the things of God in a different manner and in different terms than God Himself employs."John Piper and Sam Allberry are two of the most influential figures among evangelicals today. Both men have introduced new language into the church on salvation, sanctification, and the self-identity of the Christian.
Serious questions, however, are raised by this trend. Many ask:
- Is Piper's "Christian Hedonism" simply a repackaged mysticism?
- Are emotions more important than obedience?
- Does Allberry's "same-sex attracted" label normalize homosexuality?
- Is there a conspiracy to silence the church?
Burke examines the teachings of Piper and Allberry, testing them by the standard of the Reformers' doctrine of Scripture. His book calls on the church to take hold of its mandate and recover its witness to the truth.